Tom Swarbrick to present LBC's Drivetime programme

4 August 2022, 11:30 | Updated: 4 August 2022, 11:33

Tom Swarbrick will be the new host of LBC's Drivetime programme
Tom Swarbrick will be the new host of LBC's Drivetime programme. Picture: LBC

By Emma Soteriou

Tom Swarbrick will take over as the host of LBC's Drivetime programme next month.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Every weekday from 4pm, Tom will tackle the big stories of the day, bringing experience as a presenter and journalist as well as insider knowledge from his time at Downing Street, razor sharp insight and a human touch.

He will launch the new Drivetime show at a crucial time for the nation, with the announcement of a new Prime Minister, a deepening cost of living crisis and the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Tom first joined LBC in 2012, where he was a multi-award-winning journalist and Chief Correspondent.

He then joined the senior broadcast team at No10, before returning to LBC in 2018, where he has been the presenter of LBC's late-night weekday programme and Swarbrick on Sunday.

Tom will take over Drivetime from Eddie Mair, who announced earlier this year that he would be retiring in the summer, after 40 years in broadcasting.

Tom will become part of the station's line-up of daytime broadcasters and programmes, including Nick Ferrari at Breakfast, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Tonight with Andrew Marr, and Iain Dale.

Tom said: "From cub reporter to presenter of the flagship Drive show, I've been able to call LBC my home for the best part of a decade and I want to make the show an exciting, memorable programme that puts LBC’s audience at its heart.

"To be asked to follow on from Eddie Mair, a titan of this industry, is a huge honour particularly at a time of such national and international turbulence."

Tom Cheal, LBC's managing editor, said: "During his time at LBC, Tom has proven to be a formidable journalist and an outstanding broadcaster, who naturally connects with our listeners.

"His fresh approach and first-hand experience of Number 10 provides our audience with a unique insight into the workings of government.

"As we await a new Prime Minister, Tom is the perfect choice to host LBC's Drivetime programme, debating the big issues with our callers and listeners."

LBC is available across the UK on DAB digital radio and TV, Global Player on your smart speaker, iOS or Android device, LBC.co.uk and also in London on 97.3 FM.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Breaking
The Bank of England has given its latest updates on interest rates.

Blow for borrowers as Bank of England holds interest rates again at 5.25%

Two protesters bailed after Stonehenge sprayed with orange paint

Two eco-activists bailed after Stonehenge sprayed with orange paint as bosses say 'no visible damage' to monument

Breaking
German police

'Isis terrorist sleeper agent' arrested in Germany near Euro 2024 host city

The court ruling could threaten the future of oil and gas projects.

Future of new oil and gas projects in UK thrown into doubt after landmark Supreme Court ruling

Exclusive
Arthur Pendragon has condemned the attack on Stonehenge

'Like targeting a cathedral': Britain's 'top druid' condemns Just Stop Oil's 'completely dismaying' Stonehenge attack

Just Stop Oil targeted Taylor Swift's jet in VIP airfield - but failed to find it

Just Stop Oil activists fail to find Taylor Swift's jet despite targeting it in VIP airfield attack

Laura Saunders, the Conservative candidate for Bristol North West

Tory candidate being investigated over alleged election date bet is 'married to Conservative Director of Campaigns'

Prince Andrew is planning to leave the Royal Lodge to his daughters Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, according to reports.

Prince Andrew ‘plans to leave Royal Lodge home’ to daughters Princess Beatrice and Eugenie ‘after his death’

x

Post Office accidentally publishes the names and addresses of 555 subpostmasters wrongfully convicted in Horizon scandal

Gambling probes into two Tory candidates are a 'betrayal of trust' in Rishi Sunak, Michael Gove has said.

Gove says election bets are ‘betrayal of Prime Minister’s trust’ as second Tory candidate investigated by regulator

Michael Gove said the Conservatives would make it easier to buy housing

Michael Gove defends missed housing targets as he claims getting onto property ladder will be easier under Tories

The actress beamed as she cradled her baby bump on Wednesday evening.

Jenna Coleman reveals she’s pregnant as she debuts baby bump just months after marriage rumours

Two Just Stop Oil activists sprayed private planes at airfield hours 'after Taylor Swifts' jet arrived

Eco-protesters arrested after trying but failing to damage Taylor Swift's plane in VIP airfield stunt

Live
The Conservative Party is campaigning across the country for the General Election.

General Election LIVE: Tory campaign director and candidate wife under investigation for election betting

Exclusive
Watch in full: LBC's exclusive phone-in interviews with Sir Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak

Watch in full: LBC's exclusive phone-in interviews with Sir Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak

Here's everything we know about missing teenager Jay Slater.

Everything we know about missing British teenager Jay Slater who vanished on holiday in Tenerife